First off we need to get to a point of understanding about what will be THE eternal life.
Most in this world think that there is only heaven and you sit about doing nothing or walking in beauty. Then there are those that actually acknowledge there is a counter to this which is hades or hell in addition to heaven. Furthermore there are even those that still believe in the Catholic made myth of purgatory, which is never mentioned in any form within the Bible.
When you truly study the Bible you come to a realization that the eternal life is beyond heaven and hades. You see, heaven and hades are merely holding placing for the souls of the departed until they receive their eternal bodies that are promised unto us within the Bible upon the return of Christ in the first Rapture, and then for those in hades at the end of the thousand year reign of Jesus Christ.
The Bible, unlike what many are hoping for these days, IS black and white, good and evil, right and wrong. In fact it is made very clear that those that live in the middle, in the grey, are rejected by the Glorified Jesus Christ Himself (Rev. 3:15-16). They are also seen as worse than those that live in the black, the evil, the wrong.
The eternal life that is to come is just that: eternal, immortal.
Does this mean that those that sin and live outside the Bible will receive eternal life? In a fashion yes. They will receive an immortal body. However they will have no freedom. In fact it is called the second the death. For even though they are living immortally they are dead to God and His Son the Lord Jesus Christ. They will be living with who they decided to follow who will be suffering just as they are suffering.
Isaiah 66:24 – And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.
Revelation 21:8 – But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Revelation 20:14 – And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Revelation 20: 10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
The only person that can decide on where they are going to either spend eternal life with God and Jesus or in the second death is you, yourself. You must decide for yourself to live in the here and the now, or to strive to reach for immortality with God.
You must ask Jesus to be your Savior, you must reject sin. You cannot live in sin and say you serve God. That is those that are seen as worse than those that reject God outright. You must learn the Bible and to follow its teachings. If you do this you stand a chance to make it, but only time and God will tell.
A movie definitely written by someone that believed heavily in evolution. It doesn’t surprise me that he does not get it.
What will follow are two examples of an ability that will happen when we have our new bodies and access to ALL of our brain:
John 20: 19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
Acts 8: 39 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.
Just for your understanding; the distance between Gaza and Azotus is 32.4 miles (52.2 km).
This is only one thing we are promised with our immortal body. It is obvious that people are seeking it out or there would never have been a movie like “Lucy” made. This also shows that people have not read the Bible or understand it and do not truly have a concept of God and His promise to us through His Son the Lord Jesus Christ. Ponder and think upon that for a bit.
We are told no man can name the day it will occur, however we are given signs and events to look for and know it is near. There are many of these signs now by the way.
First, there will be what is called the rapture. People everywhere will vanish. Support for this is in Acts when Philip is transported hundreds of miles in the blink of an eye.
Those left will be sinners and Israel. The latter due to they being special in God’s eyes. Many left will be those that thought themselves to be Christian. Several of these will realize theirs error and fix themselves with God. It will be at a horrific cost though. Those in power will insist upon a chip being implanted and a mark placed upon those that remain upon the planet. Those that have made themselves right with God will refuse and be beheaded. We now know, due to recent events, how these beheadings will be done.
This will last three and a half years until the last to truly accept God dies. What will be left are those that deny and hate God, and also Israel.
Then Enoch and Elijah will return to earth as witnesses against those upon the entire earth at this time. They will try to kill them repeatedly but fail. This will last for nearly the next three and a half years, when they finally succeed in killing the two witnesses.
At this time, Israel will finally have the scales fall from their eyes and call Jesus the true Messiah and as they do Jesus will answer their cries and return to the earth with those that were called in the rapture behind Him. Those that denied God will mostly be killed.
Then Jesus will make His home in Jerusalem for a thousand years. While those from the rapture will join Christ and co-govern and become priests unto those left upon the earth in this millennium. Then once again, Satan will be loosened upon the world to tell his lies and see who will falter and fall.
When it is done, the Great White Throne Judgment will transpire. At this time any not taken in the rapture must stand before God. This will cover all that ever lived upon the earth if they knew God or not. They will be judged upon all their actions throughout their lives. What is important to understand, that it will be easier upon those that never heard of God, but if you know of God even if you deny He is real, it will be hardest upon you.
For you were given an opportunity to accept God, but you turned your back upon Him and so He will do the same for you upon that day. Those taken in the rapture were given an immortal body the moment they were called into heaven. When the White Throne Judgment takes place as you are risen from the dead to stand before the throne, you too will be given an immortal body. For we are all promised an eternal body.
What is different though is where you will spend the coming eternity. I will leave it to you to find out which you would rather live for the billions of years to come.
For centuries, it has been heaven, and it is understandable that people think and believe that once they die it is heaven that they will go to. That is true, but it is only a temporary place that we are to visit. Call it a waiting room if you like.
The real forever place will be the entire universe. Why else is it so large. We are promised that there will be a rapture of those that are present when the time of the Tribulation begins. Then there is the White Throne Judgment where the people that go through it will have their life’s seen like an open book for all to see. Those that pass this judgment will be like those that were at the rapture. Given an immortal and perfect body in place of the corruptible one, we now live within. An immortal body, can you grasp the meaning in those words. A human body that will not suffer illness or age and will last for billions of years.
What we will do in these bodies is only speculation, but it is certain for those that either make it past the White Throne, or accepted Christ into their heart before the rapture will have a glorious and wonderful life. Why? Because we will be serving the Lord our God and fulfilling those tasks that he assigns to us. That is the true forever and ever, which is said as you say the Lord’s pray if you read it fully and completely.
Then there is the other side of the coin. For in actuality God has promised all the children of Adam an eternal life in an immortal body. Those that do not make it past the White Throne Judgment have another destiny. It is one that is too terrible to put into words. Why? Because when those that fail realize that they too have an immortal body. A body that cannot die. A body that will last billions of years just like those that did make it past the judgment, but they have a different fate. A fate that will last as long as their bodies do. They will never sleep, for what they will go through will be beyond comprehension. They will beg to die because of it, but it will never happen. All because they turned their backs on God, and if they did not know of God then it was due to some horrible deeds they did within this corruptible life that made it impossible for them to be welcome before the Throne of God.
Those that know that their actions and behavior is something God has said not to do yet they do it. Some even do it joyfully. If you live a life that is considered a sin to God, I beg you turn away from it. Seek out the Son of God. Turn to Jesus and ask Him into your life even if you have to fall to your knees and beg for your forgiveness. Know that there will be times when you will falter and fall, but pick yourself up and continue upon the journey that will lead you to ultimately stand before God in joy, singing and praise of the One Most High. Then you too can come to enjoy that forever place.
In previous posts, I have mentioned that we all will live an immortal life. It is one of those things that is not mentioned much in Christian circles and I really do not know why. It may be they cannot get their head wrapped around such a huge bit of information. In the Bible, it is a fact that we are all promised a perfect and immortal body. As I have stated before as well is how we act in this temporary life will determine how things go beyond that point. What follows this will be speculation, but those that study science know there must be speculation as long as there are some basic facts to follow. Therefore, I will stick to the facts given and then speculate from those facts. I will not name where in the Bible I am getting this. If you really want to know, I suggest you get a Bible and start reading. (NOTE: there will be those that state that the Bible is not fact, but many elements within it have been proven through science. More so then many other theories being thrown about has fact when they are actually nothing but concepts given life because someone with a doctorate said so.)
I will start with the basics, which is humanity survives beyond Armageddon. People will continue to live their life have children and help the devastated world to recover from what just transpired. Nations will either continue or come into being and all will know that God is real as is His Son Jesus, the latter of which they will be able to see and hear in person.
Those that are called “the first resurrection” will become leaders and priest to those that are upon the earth and will do so for one thousand years and work directly with and for Jesus. This is the next step in becoming accustom to being able to live forever.
Many have lived lives upon this earth being taught and believing that this is all the life we will ever have. To me this is one of the saddest things to have ever happened. If people had been taught that through living a good life. Following the teaching of Christ and living a life, that turns you from sin. No matter which sin it was. No matter how great that sin was that if you endured through temptation. That if you were tempted to look upon those of the same sex that if you were tempted to look upon your neighbors’ wife. That if you fought this temptation and overcame it you would be considered worthy to live as a priest right beside Jesus, but not just for twenty year, not just forty, not even one hundred year, but for a thousand years. Alive, breathing, talking, living a live where the sun rises and the sets, living a life where you play with your pets, cook food for those that you love, be with someone you love.
Just think on that. You have a body that does not age. A body that does not suffer from pains of age. A body that does not fail you. That is what we are promised. Every single person that has ever lived. That is alive this very moment IS promised this body.
However, what is the catch? Well there is one. God wants your name to be written in the book of life. If it is, you have millions of years to look forward too. If it is not you still have millions of years to look forward to, but at a terrible cost. It is a cost I do not wish any to have to suffer through; please I ask you not allow yourself to miss out of the wonders that lie before all of us.
Wonders of the birth of a planet. Wonders of the beauties that lie billions upon billions of miles away from where you sit or stand at this very moment. Wonders that can only be reached by accepting the one that gave His life just so you COULD and SHOULD be able to enjoy it. Because God found that all humans are special. God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, so that He will take upon Himself our sins so that we can STAND before GOD.
Some understanding of the Bible has been lost over time and never truly understood and may not have been taught correctly. It is something I have tried to explain before, but few understood (Life— the free trail at eternity). Many go around both in religion and outside of it seeking through themselves a way to have immortality. If not through some type of scientific discovery through changing how the world exist through some type of cultural change. Now I do understand how this can come about. As of yet only two people have risen from the dead. The first was Lazarus who then again died and then Jesus, who then ascended into heaven so He is not here in person to see. There is also two others that have yet to experience death, they are Ezekiel and Elijah, but again it is not the time to see these two.
So people think there is only a short period in which they can be important to the world as a whole. This is one of the biggest misconceptions ever.
Our lives are being recorded in a book, each person their own book. Within it is every single action, thought and non-action we have ever done or not done as the case may be. This is being done for every single person that lived, is alive or will live. This has been done even if you never heard of God. For those that have not heard of God how they behaved will be how they make it through the next part of our immortal live. For those that have heard of God it is going to be tougher on which way you spend your immortal life. It is said it is better for those that never heard of God, and this is why it was said.
No matter what occurs every single person is promised an immortal life. So how we live our lives now IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.
Living like there is no tomorrow is not the correct mentality anyone should have. Living to only please yourself is actually the worst idea ever put out there.
Live in preparation for tomorrow. A tomorrow that will allow you to see things of such wonder that they are beyond the ability of a mere mortal to even attempt to put words too.
Live not for yourself, because we are not promised any rewards in this life, but in the immortal life to come, we are promised rewards.
Live today for God and for his Son Jesus Christ who died for you upon a cross so you would not have to live an immortal life in a place no one should ever want to live in.
Understand that all that love God wants everyone to love Him as well and to join in the promised immortal reward yet to come. Do not be stuck behind in a place you do not want to be in. Turn to God and accept Him through His Son Jesus.
We are promised in the Bible that when the time comes we will be called up to be with the Lord forever. We will have the body that is corruptible to be replaced with an incorruptible and immortal body.
This life is nothing more than a trial period to see how we handle the use of our Life. Like any trial offers you look to see if the product is to your liking.
It is also to see if you will care for the product.
Like all products there are certain rules and stipulations that need to be followed. If you do not follow them than when you return the product damaged you will have to pay for the damage caused to it.
This is what we are told will take place. In Revelation chapter 20 the user’s manual of our life will be examined and if damage was done and occurred to our life then we have to pay for the damage done to it at that time.
For those that took good care of their life they shall be rewarded with a life that will last for billions of years.
Do the laws laid down in Genesis, Exodus and Deuteronomy apply as the “rules and stipulations”. I would say yes. Since Jesus stated he was not there to replace the law, but to fulfill it.
Throughout the centuries certain acts were open and exposed to the world. In the last one hundred or so years many of these behaviors have been covered and hidden away. Now these deeds are returning to being exposed once again. Many decry their return from behind locked doors and whispers. I do not. I feel that if you wish to choose the fate of your life. Do so in the light of day. Allow all to know what you choose.
We are also told not to judge, for by the very standard we judge others so shall we be judged. What we are told to do is to pray for those that choose the life of sin. Teach them what is right. Allow them the opportunity to repent if they so choose. Love them as a brother or sister, for that is what they are.
As long as we try to instruct them, our fellow humans, on how to use the user’s manual then some will decide to treat their life correctly. Then when the time comes they will be able to get their new life. A life that will last beyond all time. A life that will allow them to witness all the wonders of the universe. A universe created by God.